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randy plunkett he looks at availability of jobs for veterans from returning from iraq and afghanistan. "washington journal" live at 7:00 a.m. eastern on c-span. >> after president grover cleveland lose his bid for reelection his wife tells the staff. grip you take care of all the ornaments in the house. i want to find everything just as it is now when we come back again four years from today. >> they did return from the white house winning the selection in 1892. as we continue our series on first lady. live monday night at 9:00 eastern on c-span, c-span 3, c-span radio and c-span.org. >> now president obama in moore, oklahoma to survey the damage from last week's tornado. he met with affected families to
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offer his condolence. he also spoke to reporters what's next of plaza tower elementary school. president obama spoke for about 10 minutes. >> good afternoon everybody. obviously, a picture is worth a thousand words and what we're seeing here it gives you some sense of what the people of
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moore and people of oklahoma has been dealing with over these last several days. there are a couple of acknowledgements that i want to make. let me begin by just saying whenever i come to an area that's been devastated by some natural disaster like this, i want to make sure everybody understands i'm speaking on behalf of the entire country, everywhere. fellow americans are praying with you, they're thinking about you and they want to help. i'm just a messenger here today letting everybody here know that you are not alone that you've got folks behind you. obviously the damage here is pretty hard to comprehend. our hearts go out to the families who have been impacted including those who had loved ones who were lost and that was true for the parents of some of the children here at plaza
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towers elementary school. there are a number of people want to especially thank because they've engaged in some heroic efforts. first of all governor mary fallin. because of his strong spirit and sense of community has been able to help lead the community through this disaster we very much appreciate your work. representative tom cole not only is this his congressional district and this his hometown. for him this carries a special sadness but also resolve in terms of trying to make sure the city of moore bounces back.
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mayor nick from oklahoma city. we appreciate him being here. craig fewgate is here. susie pierce, superintendent of schools here. thank you for your leadership. amy simpson, i want to especially commend plaza towers elementary school principal. they were on the ground when this happened and because of their quick response, they're keeping a leveled head. they're putting kids first. saved a lot of people. they're still going through some tough times. i can only imagine being their husbands who are here the panic i'm sure they were feeling when the tornado first struck. i know they could not be prouder of their wives for their
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outstanding work they did in this amazing situation. i want to thank chief of police jerry stillings and all the first responders in this area who were some of the first folks on the scene. who were putting themselves at risk to save other people's lives. that's what first responders do. sometimes we take them for granted and it's important we don't and we remember moments like this. that's why it so important that we support them. at my direction, craig fewgate arrived here on tuesday. fema was on the ground even before monday's tornado hit. their team completed searches of more than 1200 buildings. we helped register more than 4200 people for disaster assistance and we've approved more than $3.4 million in direct aide. obviously there's a lot more to come. it's not just a government
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response. we've soon incredible out pouring from churches, from community group who are helping folks begin to recover. this area is known more than its share of heart break but people here pride themselves on the oklahoma standard. what governor fallin called being able to work through disasters like this and come out stronger on the other side. from the forecasters who issued the warning and the first responders who dug through the rubble and the teachers who shield it with their own bodies their students. oklahomaians have expired us with their love and courage and their fellowship. neighbors have been offering up spare bedrooms and couches for those in need of shelter. universities have opened up their buildings for temporary housing and local companies have pitched in. this is a strong community with strong character. there's no doubt they're going
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to bounce back. they need help. just like any of us would need help if we saw the kind of devastation that we're seeing here. we have about 1200 home that's have been completely destroyed. we got 12,000 that have been damaged in one way or another. that's a big piece of business and along with the schools, we got a hospital that has been destroyed. it's going to take a long time for this community to rebuild. i want to urge every american to step up. if i've got one message for folks here today, go online, donate to the american red cross and if you're from the area and you need to register for disaster assistance, you can call 1-800-621-fema.
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or go to disasterassistance.org. if you got some some significant damage and have been impacted, go ahead and reach out. there will be professionals there ready and willing to provide you the assistance that you need. we know more is going to come -- we know moore will come back stronger. the mayor said you're already putting new street signs. i want folks affected we're going to be with you every step of the way. on sunday the first deadly tornado touched down 40 miles from here. i mentioned that the day afterwards, there was a story that struck me in the press. in the rubble was found a bible opened, where a man will be at a hiding place from the wind and a cover. it's a reminder, scripture often is, god has a plan and it's
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important know that we also recognize we're instrument of his will. we need to know that as fellow americans we're going to be there as shelter from the storm for the people of moore who have been impacted when we say we got your back, i promise you we keep our word. if you talk to folks in alabama, talked to folks in joplin who i know sent volunteers down here to moore, you talked to folks in new jersey and new york, they'll tell you when we say we're going to be there until you rebuild, we mean it. i want to everybody to have that confidence. again, to all the people here behind me, i want to say how proud i am of them. how grateful i am for their service. i want to make one final comment. lot of the first responders talked about the training that they've done in part through some federal grants to prepare
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for disasters like this. as a consequence when it actually happens, they know what to do. they're not losing time, their able to go through all the drills and training they've gone through. training, education, both for citizenry and always for first responders is absolutely critical. we've got to make sure those resources remain in place. i know everybody in congress cares deeply about what's happening and i'm confident resources will be forthcoming when it comes to rebuilding. remember it's also the ongoing training and equipment that we're making sure those things are placed. we can't shortchange that kind of ongoing disaster response. we can't just wait until the disaster happens. that's how in part, we're able to save lives. i want everybody to keep that in mind. with that, let me say thank you to everybody here. madam governor, thank you for your leadership and may god bless the people of oklahoma and
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obviously continue to bless the united states of america. thank you.
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>> president obama toured the damage and walked by the remains
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of the plaza tower elementary school. the president stopped to talk with residents who lost homes. joining him were other federal state and local officials including oklahoma governor mary fallin and fema administrator craig fewgate.
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>> president obama also visited with fist responders at a fire house near the school which is being used as a command center.
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>> tomorrow president obama and first lady michelle obama take part in the memorial day ceremonies at arlington national cemetery. live coverage begins at 11:00 a. m. on c-span. now doctor dustan buckley of mercy hospital in oklahoma city talks about their role operating
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and urgent care field facility in the heart of the disaster zone in moore, oklahoma. >> where was mercy hospital and i wanted to visit mercy clinic. there will be families who were out of medicine or needed medicine who couldn't get to their home and things like that. what we found people are in need of first aide. this is set up as a temporary clinic. for people who need private examination, we have three separate examine rooms. lot of cleanup crews come through. there's been some debris and people are stepping on nail and glass. we came out here tuesday afternoon. you couldn't step six inches without stepping on debris.
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it was unbelievable. we gave over 250 shots yesterday. we have 500 more to give today and we're doing all of it free of charge for anybody that needs help. >> now dr. rob hall shows a pet triage center. he talks about the treatment pets can receive as well as the process in which survivors can report their pets who were lost if the storm. >> this is -- we got this set up and actually private practitioners had had going before we got down here. there are many veterinary clinics in the area. when we got down, oklahoma department of ag is the agency
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charged with pet sheltering. while we depend on and most of these people here are just priority veterinarians and they're technicianings, we're kind -- technicians we're in charge of organizing the thing. people who lost their pet can check in. we have a database what we can try to help and find them. this is our triage area where if an animal comes in and injured we provide them first aid. if they're dehydrated we can get them going on i.v. if they have a fractured leg or pelvis or concussion, we have to provide first aid. we have four or five veterinarian hospitals that we're transporting more patients through. we have brought through this
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triage center, we probably have brought in -- have you all heard anyone say a number? probably 100 or so here. some have gone straight to the other shelters. we probably have brought in close to 400 cats all together to the different shelters. over half of them have come through here. after the animals have been checked in and triage over here, we bring them out here and you can see the cages and their put in here until we are able to take them to a private veterinarian clinic or to one of the shelters. we have seen lacerations. we've seen few broken pelvises, several fractured legs. seefer lacerations, contusions, concussions. those are the major things,
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puncture wounds because of flying debris and everything. the first night, we got here about 5:00 monday night. we got here and started trying to organize the paperwork and all of that. pretty much worked all night that first night and has saw a lot of animals. next day, once again a lot of animals. then on thursday, it started slowing down a little bit. from thursday through today, we probably taken in average 25 to 30 animals per day. we were anxious to see what's going to happen today. this is saturday, of course, we know that a lot of people who have been having to work during the week were coming in today to
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spend time with friends, neighbors and relatives looking through debris and help them sort things out in their damaged houses. we were kind of curious to see whether we were going to find a lot more pets that were injured today. we really haven't had. that's encouraging and it makes us think that we pretty much have most of them. lot of the ones that have been brought in today have not necessarily been rescued right now. they are ones that have been in the owners care and they brought them to make sure they're okay. we did have one cat come in very dehydrated that the veterinarian saw it and believes it maybe in kidney failure. kind of a chronic kidney failure. we do believe that we're kind of to the point that we're going to
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start seeing less and less of the rescued pets. we really don't have an idea. we know how many have brought into the shelters and through here. we don't know how many others were rescued by people and weren't even brought to a shelter. i really can't even make a guess as to how many pets were impacted through this. >> next, members of the european parliament debate a trade deal with the u.s. at 11:00 p.m., "q&a" with scotus blog cofounder tom goldstein. then another chance to see president obama touring tornado damage in moore, oklahoma. >> i do not under estimate the difficulty of doing this auction. it's never been done before. it's very convicted. there -- complicated. our job at communications is to
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make sure they're adhiring -- adhering to the law. we want much made available for sale in the auction as possible. so we can build out more wireless infrastructure. >> oregon congressman greg walden on the s.e.c. spectrum auction and other communication issues front of congress. monday night at 8:00 eastern on c-span 2. >> on wednesday, members from the european parliament debated a proposed free trade agreement between the e.u. and the u.s. negotiations are expected to begin later this summer. here's a portion of the debate beginning with brief remarks by the european commissioner for trade. this is an hour and 15 minutes. >> we move on to the next item on the agenda ladies and gentlemen. that is council and commission
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statements on e.u. trading investment agreement negotiations with the u.s. >> okay, i would like firstly to give the floor on behalf of the irish presidency. >> thank you very much. again madam president, honorable members. at a time when european economy faces difficult challenge, it's essential our efforts are focused on measures which will concretely help to boost economic growth, restore confidence and create new and needed jobs. this will continue to be the top priority for the irish presidency. on this agenda covering trade and goods and services on investment is a key element of delivering growth and employment.
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it's estimated that the completion of the various free trade negotiations currently under way will lead in the medium term to over all 2% and the creation of two million jobs. job creation is not to economic success, it's also by restoring purpose and dignity to those in our society who wants to work but cannot find a job. this is why the conclusion reached earlier this year with the u.s. on the mutual benefits of a comprehensive trade agreement and the subsequent presentation by the commission to the council of a draft negotiating mandate is very welcomed. free trade agreement with the u.s. will boost trade, open up markets, help create jobs and stimulate competitiveness. the transatlantic trade relationship is vital to prosperity. from two billion in euro
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everyday. the impact prepared by the commission on the transatlantic trade estimates the agreement will boost the e.u.'s economy by about 0.5% of gdp. the overall objective of the e.u.'s common trade policy is to promote open honest trade based on regulation which are benefit to the e.u. and to the entire international community. we achieved this through discussions within the world trade organizations as well as through bilateral regional trade negotiations. negotiations on the transatlantic trade investment partnership compliment negotiations. the presidency is absolutely committed to reaching within the council on a decision
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authorizing the opening of negotiations and mandate to the commission. on the 17th of april 2013, focused on e.u. trade. we were very pleased that ministers were joined. that meeting was extremely useful to focus on how we take the process forward and encouraging a strong shared sense of commitment to reaching a rapid outcome. i think it was also a sign of the very high priority which the irish presidency attaches to this issue. i'm grateful to the parliament for your corporating support for the development of e.u. trade relations and very thankful to
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the professor for his personal commitment to this very important project for our citizens. we pay close attention to your views on the issue and share the emphasis which you have post on the need strengthen and deepen the e.u.-u.s. economic relationship. we take the view that we must capitalize on matters already achieved and further exploit the existing potential for the transatlantic business relationship. this will send a strong signal at a time of serious economic difficulty, both of our economies are prepared to extend an open market. this will send a clear message to our global trading partners. the commission's proposal for a mandate for a transatlantic trade is being discussed in the council. obviously some detailed work is required not least giving the extent of range of interest and
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issues which this touches on. our range is to reach agreement on the mandate on the 14th of june which will be dedicated to trade issues. as soon as the negotiating directives are adopt, the council will perform the european parliament. i look forward to this discussion this evening and particularly to hearing your views on this very important topic. thank you. >> thank you very much minister. commissioner, you have the floor. >> thank you madam president minister and colleagues. let me underline the importance of this parliament commitment and contribution, preparations
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and negotiations for the transatlantic trade and partnership. i thank the professor for the intercommittee for the work done so far. since our last debate in october, we have been pleased with the report. the elements that's very important to you are in it. the commission welcomes the solution that you have prepared in the context of the mandate discussions. it is constructive and i see it as firm support to associations along the lines, high level working group report. our objective for the negotiating directive is to have a group that give us flexibility. otherwise, we will never be able to also take concessions from the americans. which means at all cost avoid taking issues off the table before negotiations even start.
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let me be clear, this does not mean that there will be no red lines during the negotiations. no fundamental, policy is up for being traded away. it's a guiding principle of the commission's actions including in the context of trade. the commission is fully committed to the defend this policy in the negotiations. let me be crystal-clear with respect to the services what are left are lines will be. one, the members state measure in support of the individual sector can be maintained and will not be subject to
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negotiations. u.n. retain policy to promote cultural diversity, etcetera. it will include the development of instruments to finance cultural works. this applies in particular to cinema and public broadcasting. two, no one will touch the necessary policy space to adjust policy view of the technology change. we do not believe that there could be a serious argument in favor of increasing such base. for example by reserving the right for 100% foreign movies and tv programs. for example on video on demand services. three, we acknowledge that the main challenge in the future to support individual sector is to address the digital technology. u.n. member states need policy space to do this. we will reserve the necessary policy pace to regulate in order
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to adapt our policies to technological evolution in the audio-visual sector. we believe a full scale exclusion of services in the t.p.t. negotiations is neither necessary nor justified. that does not mean taking entire areas off the table before negotiations have even started. there are more workable conclusions by still preserving those red lines. at the same time -- please exclude from individual services. we all agree these negotiations will be a unique opportunity to make a difference. it creates tremendous impact on jobs on both sides without
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costing a cent of taxpayer money. if you add to this safety health and environmental standards under no circumstances will be lowered. we should have what it takes to convince those who may still have doubts. now that the process to launch negotiations is under way, both in the u.s. and on our end, we need above all is strong and political from all of us. continue to focus on delivering results across all areas is the single most useful recipe for success. this negotiation is too big to fail and we all have on the table to benefit from. let's build on this. i couldn't on your continued support in that direction. thank you very much. >> thank you commissioner. >> let's move on to group
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spokesman. first of all i turn to mrs. crystal from the european, two minutes please. >> thank you very much madam president. commissioner, my callings, after more than 20 years, and a lot of preliminary work and on all possible levels, last, i feel saying, we are seeing real opportunity for negotiation of a comprehensive tree trade agreement between e.u. and the u.s. i think that everyone here in parliament think this is very welcome. basically we're all in agreement on that, basically. when we get
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to details, i'm afraid there's a lot of need for discussion. after many years of parliament, i can see that all the institutions are now playing a different role. i spoke on the phone with a lady representative of the government in berlin who said to me, yes we're giving something up. you need to know what you're going to do with that in the counselor is playing a new part and commission these play a new -- has to play a new part as well. has to take account of parliament. i already spoken about that on a number of occasions. i'm really looking forward to months, years of cooperation open cooperation with the
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commission. at the moment, we are very much in the public eye over all in the media. please let's hope it stays that way in the coming months or years. there can be nothing worse than if after the start of the negotiations, we were all to go back and get on with it there. let me now court an american voice. >> the big picture, not about the small print. >> i think all of us in this house can support that. so let's work on it. let's make sure the big picture is a beautiful picture. >> thanks very much. we now turn to the group -- three minutes please.
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>> thank you madam president. commissioner. we want to make progressive time. this is why it makes sense where we've got markets for industrial product and where we can generate jobs. so, yes we want agreement. however, we also more than way of the fact, with the negotiation with the united states negotiate with a partner which is hallmarked characterized by different traditions, different ideas in many areas, which are ideas that
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we'll come to our own. for example, consumer protection and food is concerned, where we have quite different ways of going about things. or if you look at data protection in europe of course, we see, this is an individual fundamental right. and partners across the atlantic have slightly different ideas about this. if we're talking about developing cultural diversity, we have an explicit strategy to support cultural diversity in europe. last but not least, we got question of workers rights which is quite crucial we have a social dialogue in europe and on the basis of their i.l.o. convention, we have -- things
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are quite different in the u. s.a. there are certainly red lines which we want to make sure respected in the form of negotiations. it's important that we not lose sight. i will tend to say let's work towards standards and not so much trying to want to solve everything. particularly against the backdrop of the different traditions and different ideas. we need to look at main interest.
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we need to try to secure them and we need to try to generate success. >> thanks very much mr. lange. from the liberal group. >> thank you president, commissioner, minister colleagues. the ambition of braking down barriers is historic. beside the opportunity to great jobs, economic growth without government needing to invest, the scope is wide and an ambitious in an unprecedented way. the road ahead will be long and rocky. the goal of setting common standards and boosting competitiveness together in a rapidly changing world are persuasive. the liberal groups support a comprehensive agreement. we now need no red lines. let there be no confusion.
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the green light -- this parliament has a key role to play. to represent all interest of consumers, citizens, small immediate sized enterprises, business and civil society. stakeholders are eagle to be involved to share their hopes and concern. commissioner it is essential to ensure benefits are not only measured in spreadsheets and studies not only for shareholders are in boardrooms. the transatlantic trade should lead to a win-win situation to high level standards of fundamental rights and right and consumer protection. this should be an agreement for and by people. macroeconomic figures alone are not enough to gather political support. we and you must do all you can
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to gain trust in the process. transparency is essential. while we share concern for the gaps between for example the federal level and the state level on the american side, for the independents the regulators how that should figure into the negotiation. on our side we must keep an eye on not being too fragmented. let's work together to ensure local communities, specific sectors and constituencies can share their concerns and hopes but that we keep in mind the bigger picture and the ambitions that we share. let's make sure the bigger picture trickles down and translates to the individual level. i believe we have an opportunity we must take but we cannot be naive about the challenges. thank you ....
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and hormone -- fed beef they want to sell us. how can you go and explain that
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in a few years, multinationals can demand hundreds of millions of euros of compensation because ireland and the irish people would decide to put their own public policy of far as health issues concerned. these are the choices we are negotiating and we are doing it without any proper information. , we havehe commission a negotiating mandate which changes any that they have got access to. where in a situation ordinary people do not know what is being negotiated. we are about to start the negotiations. you are going to change the public services here, gm oh's somewhere else. political construction of a free trade agreement is disgraceful.
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and the to demand condition should be put under pressure so that these negotiations are transparent. it is totally unacceptable citizens keep out of the loop when it comes to make -- the negotiations. theannot just extend american model into europe on the pretext the european commission sold you a percent of growth. group will vote against the resolution. we are not ready and europe is not ready. our industrial policy is not for sale. we need to know precisely what is discussed here and need to act in a responsible way. thank you. [applause] >> thank you. for you.a blue card do you agree to answer the
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question? >> a question, are you accusing the french representative of lying? that is the first question. the second one, do you not think that the fact that the majority in the parliament except the resolution tomorrow is a democratic act, a democratic choice we are making together? probably a pretty solid majority. , when the colleague representative council gives us , if we negotiate, if we complete all the negotiations, we will get two percent growth in europe, then i think yes, there is a scientific flaw going on here and it will become a political fraud.
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the citizens of europe want their economy kick started. they are promised growth rates that have never been achieved in the past. but i believe yes, there is a lie being told. you are allowing the citizens of europe to know who will negotiate on it. this should be a right choice. you, yourself, you do not have a negotiating mandate. do you have a copy of the most recent terms of resolutions? support the commission without knowing what they going to do? >> thank you. >> thank you. german commissioner. president of counsel. i disagree with you. i usually do disagree with him. i think the commissioner in question has always been willing to come to the trade
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committees. about individual members chime to negotiate individually with the united states. it is a huge opportunity for jobs, for growth, prosperity, right across the union, in financial services, in insurance services, and in the motor industry. i was on the korean free-trade agreement. the industry was very against is aere this time, there huge opportunity for them. we are talking about the industry, commissioner. pass one of the most important issues would be the standards. the u.s. standards vary from state to state. it is particularly important we get that. i do not believe a car is any more dangerous in the than in the european union. we have a set of standards we should mutually get.
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the third point, the rules of global systems. we failed in the realm where enter bilateral realms seemed to be disappearing. it is about signaling to the whole of the wto to the world the ee was open for business business. in a crisis time. within thecrisis european union at the moment. ing.ant to be outlook i feel there is a real risk. i would say the recent speech wayt the protection of the in which she feels about the trade deal, it is a great risk. i think we have a unique onortunity, negotiating
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behalf of the european union. the commissioner and test the commission must have a hand get the best deal. i have total trust. christ thank you. >> i wonder if you would accept the transatlantic trade agreement, there is a potential game changer in the united kingdom. some of ourake --osceptics >> the problem in the united kingdom is many parties feed the other parties by their euro skepticism. -- andtes almost and ops .xygen i totally agree with you. i think the u.s. would never negotiate just with the united kingdom, whatever people think.
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i was involved and i remember, if they were not interested in dealing just with united kingdom, and we were new members at that time into the european union, they wanted to deal with the european union. therefore, yes, i agree with you. christ thank you. -- >> thank you. the uk is the largest foreign investor in the u.s.. similarly, the u.s. is the largest foreign investor in the uk. it is a commercial link that is more important than and transcends any relationship between prime minister and president. we not only have a shared language but a shared legal system, shared culture, and they shared row business orientation.
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other states, except for ireland, have none of these. the uk should not be compelled to negotiate with the u.s. on trade. the person of the you trade commissioner, however capable the gentleman is. >> thank you. mr. schultz. christ thank you. -- >>. -- >> thank you. millions of people in europe feel a lack of trust here. they feel they are not being represented properly. i am sure you are familiar with this. look at the things happening with agriculture, genetic
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technology. we are selling off our data protection. ,ultural diversity of europe and much more. simply ignoring these concerns in part of our people. nothing about the previous act, do not worry, you can count on my group fully. we want an agreement that excepts the interest of our people and make sure the companies create democratic societies that are presided.ally they will set new legislation in the usa. more deregulation. be a bilateral deal, eu and u.s..
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it will overwrite multilateral negotiations. group's amendments. thank you. >> thank you. >> thank you very much, madam president. a free-trade agreement, which is comprehensive comprehensive and balanced between the u.n. the u.s., could unlock a great deal of potential for moral economic cooperation tween the two biggest economies in the world. it is a tremendous opportunity to promote a sustainable economic growth, and create more jobs in europe. it seems to me, a duty, to with the move forward trade associations. we need to be aware how difficult they can be.
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reduced access to markets too many barriers that exist are preventing the two size room trading effectively from one another and are hurting our industry in europe. small andg about medium enterprises. we need to have a balance agreement, most of all, where intense vacation of trade be accompanied i the president, ,reserving the values of the eu by the protection of the health and safety. we want to see the european commission during the negotiations working for high levels of protection as far as intellectual property rights are concerned. as well as the european geographical indicators. attacking unfair competition, and making sure european quality is protected.
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it is important we negotiate with the u.s. and also respect the principle of cultural diversity. be a key element in our competitiveness. agreementsed trade and comprehensive ones based on principles of reciprocity can be a real opportunity for growth and development in the future. thank you very much, madam president. >> thank you. we move onto backbench speakers. the first one has two minutes. the european parliament has been calling for us to put transatlantic relations with the this leads us to conclude this is a major success for us. i think it is a good farewell
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in terms of the negotiations starting. fromnk we ought to learn the negotiations we have had in the past. over the last few years, we have learned by you in many respects. we should bek talking about fairy stories. the commissioner has been keeping us fully apprised of the situation. the same was true in the past. glad if we can stop these legends. the commissioner has given us excellent information on a number of areas. if you look at 700 billion and look at the other parameters, we will see we can
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release the burden on our citizens. looking ahead to future legislation, the commission to reachable agreement with the u.s. more effectively. the parliament, we have to learn as to how we can make better use of the transatlantic dialogue. so we can prevent new obstacles from being set up. i would be glad if we could launch the negotiations. i really hope they will not be host bone to the greek comments but will be brought to successful conclusion. expected.
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>> daniel, the version i got was dated march 12. a more recent version was gotten. the question i have for you is are you in favor of this version, which is numbered, so it cannot be lead to be made public so our citizens can be informed what the commission is negotiating about on behalf of ?00 million citizens are you in favor of the mandate being made public yet go >> yes. you cannot be against. you could read about it in american journals already. what good would come for the citizens of reading such a
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negotiation mandate? .e have a responsibility we have to inform the citizens about the contents of the negotiation. i wish the commission would continue with this commission of telling us during and after the negotiations about developments. i do not think we should can .ou -- should continue accusing >> you have the floor. .> just a brief question perhaps our citizens would like to be able to read the negotiation so they could form their opinion about it. , citizens colleague
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are wide -- lies in the european union. and i am very sure the large majority of citizens in my own country, my voters, will have doing ouraith in us jobs properly on behalf of those citizens so they do not have to spend time reading these negotiating terms and so on. do you think it is a good idea for us to put everything on the table? do you think it would work that way? do you think negotiations work that way? and you are heckling me there. certainly, you should take a more positive attitude to a negotiation like this. >> three minutes. >> thank you very much. commissioner, madam minister,
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the first goal of the resolution is to provide support to the negotiations for the agreement on trade and investment with the u.s.. all the analyses we have show we will really grow -- regain in terms of growth and employment. be a huge flip for the economy and europe and we need this badly. is ank the resolution compromise and is balanced and deals with many of the issues parliament talks about when it comes to external trade. it refers to key areas for the european union, as public contrast, financial services, asgraphical him indication, well as some of the more defensive, food safety, the cultural exception, personal data protection, as is clear,
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the european union has little role for maneuver in the sensitive areas. it does not mean they should definitely be left out of the negotiations right from the beginning. first of all, because excluding tom would not allow us defend our position. secondly, leaving certain sectors means we are giving the leave out right to some sectors we would like to talk about. negotiations are bound to be a bit of give and take. the agreement will not be an ordinary trade agreement. it will not be a sin -- a question of removing duties and reducing barriers, as far as servitors are concerned. many of the obstacles to trade
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are in regulatory differences, technical issues, safety regulations, and financial rules, just to mention a few. this is not going to just provide dealer -- deregulation, but more between the two size be brought in. to being in areas where they do not yet exist as far as investments are concerned, for example, energy, etc.. are noww the two sides in the need as far as world trade is concerned. the futuretant for that these negotiations move ahead. as far as the mandate is concerned, the european parliament has said it is willing to closely monitor the situation, as is right. we also say we want to strengthen the normal ,arliament oversight for this
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before and after every negotiating. it will not be easy, these negotiations. theant to strengthen union's legacy adding hands hands to protect our interests and values. to come through successfully. thank you. >> thank you. given the, commission's mandate to launch the eu-u.s. trade and investment ofotiations, the potential these bilateral trade relations remain somewhat untapped. this is mainly due to the numerous trade and investment barriers, as well as to the challenges in the area, financial services, and ip.
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all of these are major impediments to an integrated transatlantic market. eu-u.s.ore believe in comprehensive trade investment agreement would greatly benefit the economy is of both parties as worldly these -- leaders. the approval of negotiations mandate if that -- without first excluding cultural services is risky. then services relate to one of the united europe's fundamental principles, mainly, -- so far, the u.s. has successfully upheld and interrogation during the liberalization process. both bilaterally and in the wto. at the same time, we have supported the it option on the protection and promotion of diversity of cultural it's russians. both garriott, a country i know provincial to
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promote the odds. it is necessary for the eu to secure the exclusion or at least to clearly define and inold the red lines relation to the agreement. otherwise, cultural may be easier downgraded to merchandise. thank you. thank you, madam president. commissioner, my minister. is start up of negotiations something i have mixed feelings about. i certainly welcome the opportunities this offers. at the same time, i need to draw attention to the risks. lobbyingow unilateral interests to take over the we werel initiative, concerned about the protection of the environment and of consumers and also with the
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unions here in the united states. we are concerned about things investors disputed. resolutions. demand today is that we want much more transparency. why do u.s. representatives and their congress have that her information about this than we do? why should we be less transparent than that used to be? a few years ago. if you accept that, you will fail. >> thank you. ,> madam president, minister commissioner. many welcome the opening of the discussions. we know it will not be easy. as the chairman of the committee said, there will be tough areas. geographical indicators, gm , and audio and digital
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media services. that is all -- let us all pause for the fragile french culture that needs to be protected in any of these agreements because it cannot stand on its own. we have to remember one party standard is often another party 's barrier. as long as we can make sure we have an open and transparent process, let us hope we can avoid the progress -- process of others, that we address so many issues, these agreements become about anything but trade. if we can do that, it will hopefully become a successful trade agreement. >> thank you. >> thank you, madam president. potential free-trade agreement between the uma u.s. is something we are talking about in superlatives and i think it is an ambitious
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agreement and that will certainly have the potential to have positive effects in a number of areas. americansestrictive is amended. there are a number of comments. we have to deal with a lot of different bilateral trade agreements, the so-called spaghetti bill effect. it is something which does not made -- make international trade easier to keep track of. and we got the rules have to stand up for the dollar agreement. .> thank you mr. murphy, please. thank you. when we hear the irish presidency, the commissioner, and the members in this house talk about the proposed agreement, you would have the impression they were talking about a santa claus for europe. it is bringing jobs, economic
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allth, prosperity, and with no visible negatives. i do not believe these promises will be delivered upon. the example illustrates the point. instead, what we will see with secret negotiations, without real public scrutiny, without real political scrutiny, is an attempt to converse labor and social standards downwards. the attempt by the u.s. ivory business to get access to the eu market for gm owes. illustrates the real agenda behind these negotiations. it is one shaped by the interest of big this mess rather than working with people on other side of the atlantic. i am opposed to a possible agreement for a treat -- a free trade area. access an attempt to get to justice for big business. what happened in canada shows what will happen there.
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at the moment, $2.5 billion worth of claims taken against canada, including regulations against frakking. a joint struggle by working people. this attempt needs to be stopped, a race to the bottom against the atlantic. thank you. > thank you. >> thank you, madam president. this agreement is a very great economic and political situation for us. there are many advantages to began by joining european -- europe and american. together, we can cope with the changes. andan ride out the changes set industrial standards that will apply in other parts of the
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world. it will strengthen us in the global and economic order. therefore, we must try to achieve this and make sure we ine the political momentum. the past, we have failed. we have thought too small. we must see the big lyrical picture and get our interests across. losegotiate and we will this pair the european union this. the biggest economic power on the earth. we have faith in the commits are -- commissioner to uphold our interest is within the gut -- within the negotiations. i hear all the concerns about culture, social standards. wheren only negotiate europe has powers. they are limited in the culture and in those areas. these are not european powers. it is very limited. negotiate and give things away.
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it is a big chance here. we have real advantages for us. madam president, we have got to to make this something for the people of europe. we can always refuse to ratify it there and we have ratification rights. the americans know that. the commission knows that. i am convinced this will be a success for both of our people. i wish you have success with them. thank you. >> thank you. i think the president clearly set out what the red lines are. we the social model, which want to defend during the negotiations. we will be tough on the matter. i want to say, how much the differences between the
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americans and ourselves on these points are. let me give you a single example. in the recent bangladesh tragedy, after the collapse of the building, european companies out -- got together and found an agreement on safety and working conditions in bangladesh. the american companies refused to sign up to the agreement. that shows the huge gap between the two sides. let me come to the audio visual services as well. they have to be excluded, specifically excluded from the negotiations. the eu-canada agreement works on a negative, excluding the audiovisual sector, defined by its unique characteristics, not by the technology it uses and the public service act specs of
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this will continue to develop in the environment. thank you. >> thank you. , you should not oversell the future agreement as if it on its own would solve all of our roads and employment problems in the eu. and employmenth is for us to solve our own problems at home. what we have got to do is have the first, broadcasting audiovisual, and i support what was just said. the second is public and human contracts. we do not want small businesses we are supporting, a european industry, to support as well. a european farming market we have to defend. the european model of very
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great quality with quality. wemust be very vigilant. cannot agree to alluring standards, or to the idea it should be one standard, americanized. the europeans have a model to defend. that is what public opinion expects of us. >> thank you. >> thank you, madam president. commissioner. andng this time of crisis problems for our citizens, we need imperative lead to try to improve economic and social situations here in europe. of the agreement, but i really wonder about the future negotiations. some sectors need particular care. agriculture, defense culture. when it comes to agriculture,
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the various and the significant , clothing, health standards, and the designation of origin. european citizens are saying no to gm most and food protection safety. we have a right to protect them and it would be a duty to protect them. i am wondering whether we should include a mandate for the first audiovisualvideo -- services. i have already talked to you about this this last july. i repeat the question tonight. simple exclusion of audiovisual in the mandate would be a good and surely. over and above. the economic importance, they are politically and in culturally important. i call to redraft the mandate. we want agreement,
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social health to you -- to be leveled up and not down. finally, the european parliament will ultimately decide and ultimately have the last word when it comes to approving the final agreement or not. thank you. mr. castro. >> thank you. culture is very sensitive and at the heart of the negotiations. it will not be easy. we must commit to defending our principles, the principal among and we work for quality and upgrade quality. -- we want to see this as a big possibility for our agriculture.
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we should not be too defensive. we should focus on the proactive seeking after the advantages we might get from the globalization of the scope. perhaps we can move the body we suffer from when trading with the u.s., big opportunity for businesses. in a will be more jobs growing and lively sector. thank you. >> thank you. council presidency, i am not that he is lacking in transparency. ,f we have got a lively debate of the committee meetings, you have always made yourself someable. really, i think
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people are claiming we want to , but wehe agreement should not forget the agreement will have few strategic significance. we create 50% of the global social product. about trading investment partnership, this is a signal to the rest of the world. nothing is progressing. the world is not going along with it. , do wetional factor has to be bought by the americans? we need to look at european films with european money. we can be a little bit more self-confident. europe has a lot to offer. >> thank you.
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madam president, ladies and gentlemen. great tasktarting a of creating the foundation of something that will be the atlantic market in the future. andnow, we must negotiate conclude an agreement with the americans. newagreement will create jobs in the you. we will have more in common -- economy growth. we should remember the will concern the, the -- the caramelize nation of agreements. it will be an agreement which will lead to a situation where a strong economic block will be formed and our values will be reinforced through the world. democracy, human rights, freedom.
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there are areas in which there are deep differences between us and americans. for example, in the area of intellectual property rights, specifically the method in which they are followed and executed, as the vice president of the international craig committee wanted to declare, i will do the up most to not come back into europe through a backdoor. thank you very much. >> thank you. mr. skinner. >> thank you. what has been said about the value of trade between the eu and the u.s. and what this elation ship underpins. ashave heard it summed up growth, though some people would like to cast doubts on that. what this really does is underlines the progress made and can be made and still needs to be made on global standards
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and regulatory coherence. u.s. can stand together now and make a difference. in a few more years, our chances will be very slim. rules and in financial risk, rules keeping environmental and labor standards high. these are up for grabs, a discussion between two equals in the world. i come from a country that knows something about bureau skepticism. believe me. defining it as nationalism, little mindedness, and, indeed, protectionism, that is my definition of bureau skepticism. we have a commission that can negotiate for the eu on the mission of trade. we should have confidence we can do that together, rather than pick it apart nationally.
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[applause] >> thank you. >> thank you. the negotiation is and extort opportunity to strengthen relations between the eu and the usa. called for the negotiations to be initiated. we now have an excellent opportunity to inject into this relationship, new dynamism, which is much needed in the it is alsoisis, and politically timely because many believe the transatlantic relation might change because the eurozone is turning and many believe the west is losing its leadership in the world where it is the brakes that are growing in china. the commissioner will drive
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forward world trade. an agreement could be accelerated -- accelerate other block negotiations. it allows for a broader approach to relations given with otherreements american countries. i am thinking mexico, canada, central america, colombia, peru, and chile. lead to ant could very large free-trade zone, including the aforementioned. a triangular area involving the usa, the usa and canada, and several latin american countries. several bilateral relations agreements. ,e will have a broader atlantic the beneficial impact, globally speaking, because it will inevitably have that impact.
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>> thank you. the next speaker is for one minute. >> thank you very much. have always union excluded the audiovisual services from the scope of the negotiations for free-trade agreements, whether they are bilateral or multi-lateral. with thet examples, agreements with japan, korea, and canada. the exclusion has never prevented negotiations from progressing and from wrapping up the agreement successfully. commissioner, i ask you, for what reason have you interrupted this previously consistent line? when it comes to this free-trade agreement? whatthe usa echo concessions are you prepared to
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make? to open upgoing audiovisual services to justiation, it is not window dressing, not just for the sake of it. if you are going to open the negotiations, it means you have something on the table to negotiate. what is its? are you going to deregulate the and except the new --iovisual technology echo technology? >> thank you. as this important agreement reaches, these blocks will be the investment area in the world. this will be a huge engine for growth and employment.
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we will open up markets to investment services. seek to harmonize standards for the trade in goods and services. component.undamental it is worth mentioning the world economy is increasingly changing its central gravity to be specific. it might end up being pushed into the second division. a place at the world economic top table. there is general economic -- political will to make quick progress based on clear results. previously, the conditions were not in place to allow firm conditions of both parties and let's not deceive ourselves, it will be a rocky road. during the negotiations, the must bear in mind
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the particular sensitivities that exist, for instance, on agriculture. guarantees in place that the fundamental values are not endangered, the european union has to be ambitious here. this is a unique opportunity neither usa or the eu can afford to waste. thank you. >> thank you very much. our next speaker is for one minute. >> it is essential to negotiate the determination within an assigned time to reach an agreement of a high profile ambitious one, an agreement that has a chance to improve growth, particularly in europe, an agreement which is therefore includes anand important role for the european parliament.
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it will defend and show and , amote the strengths we have model of producing and consuming. i am sure they will confirm the views expressed in the committee. as of the forward this agreement in order to prevent a fraudulent practice. many of our companies in the -- defend andt protect in the course of the important negotiations. >> thank you, president. i think that, as we can deliver growth up to 10%, it may not be
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-- the economy, austria. it is difficult to the conclude negotiations -- to conclude negotiations. it would make it even more difficult now to get the negotiations in place to briefly include area by area the services, agriculture, and so on and so forth. it will be like swiss cheese. more holes than cheese (but we know the more we take out of the negotiations, the fewer benefits we will have for europe. that seems to be the ambition of the left wing of the parliament. leaving things out will cost jobs. people will lose employment. we should be as ambitious in our the americans are saying, this is a win-win.
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the united states will see we can have a global imprint on the negotiations. be tooears, it could late. india and china will have overtaken us by then. not be able to help those who are now against an ambitious agreement. >> the next speaker. >> gracias. thank you mr. president. iss potential agreement much desired by the two powers concerned. the commission wants an open and fair raiment. it has asked for a broad mandate. however, we need to tackle difficulties. it covers a lot of ground. we areasically, what talking about his two different models. in terms of agriculture, the industrialized farms
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that are heavily subsidized. in europe, we have small scale is -- small-scale farms. as far as gmo's are concerned, this is something the usa is key in on. how can we make the health guarantees are in place yet go -- in place yet go -- in place yet go -- in place? >> thank you. june, theh of council will ratify the negotiating mandate. the first round of negotiations can then start. the majority of us here have heard this already today from colleagues.
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it has become clear the majority of us think this agreement will be a rate benefit for europe. it is important to ask ourselves how the negotiating mechanism would be in the future. we are not sure. we still need to be a negotiating power. there will be major barriers to overcome major hurdles to overcome when it comes to agricultural production. a cup or a -- a couple of days ago, the trade committee and the congress, there has been a debate about this. on certainsed priorities that should feed into the negotiations. sanitarypoint was the measures of the eu, preventative, concluded the measures in europe were not .ased on scientific substance
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it is important when it comes to geographical origins of products in the european union. it is important to make sure here. look at whatnt to is happening in the usa. not just because there is criticism and concern in europe, but take our concerns into account because that is the only way you will get agreement from us. take agriculture, a very sensitive area that needs to be taken into account. thank you. --the next speech or speaker. >> thank you. it is being taken into account. we like to protect the cultural aspects and we see the inclusion -- exclusion of the cultural products will be outside.
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this line should not be abandoned. we have felt these negotiations should be inside and outside europe. includesvisual world out of the game. especially when we are looking at products. with will be protection google, amazon, and they are working under all systems. they are not investing in europe. they are contributing to the culture in europe. even if wea, i think design adequate cultural products, i think we should maintain the inclusion of the irish president, said in the 14 months.
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>> thank you very much chair commissioner. we have a lot in common with the u.s.. we have the same values and history. we are cooperating for security and defense. ofcourse, there are areas trying to outdo each other. but we are also competing with each other within the union. compete withso the states. we talk about the future trade agreement with the states. it will facilitate an investment trade exchange between the union and the u.s.. it is going to be favorable. to both sides, on the american and for the european consumers and companies. i see two fields, which are contention here. we talk about the intellectual
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property rights, and the cultural exception. maybe in the future, it should be discussed somewhere else. if we discussed culture, it should not make for agriculture groups. for the other field, when we are talking about the defense industry, it should be concluded here. idea of the colleagues from poland. >> collies, the possibility of a ,rade agreement is a good thing but only if it is mutually beneficial to the u.s. and the ee you economies. that is far from something we can take for granted.
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serious misgivings about the inclusion in the mandate of security and defense procurement markets. these are the three reasons there is no president of trade negotiations headed by the european commission, which includes this highly sensitive topic which has serious strategic applications which go well beyond the mandate. there is no justification for this mandate, particularly industries on other side of the atlantic. the defense package tried to create an internal -- internal market, as well as an industrial for this very reason directive. it is still incomplete and random. the european market is in sufficiently -- insufficiently
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-- it is unlikely to return to our benefit. finally, there are obstacles in the field of defense. their political terrorists and very broad indeed. thes illusory to mention trade negotiations will be able to clear the road and benefit the european industry. i understand the noninclusive -- inclusion of this is a bad negotiating tactic. the role of the parliament is not to get involved in negotiating tactics. the role -- the microphone cut off. >> excuse me echo you have the floor. the british house of commons is in recess. the prime minister's question time will return wednesday, june 5. you can watch previous sessions anytime at c-span.org, where you will find videos.
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next, q and a with tom goldstein. then, president obama tour is more to see damage done by last weeks tornado. after that, another chance to see members of the european parliament have a trade deal with the u.s. >> after president grover cleveland loses the election in 1888, his life tells the staff? -- i want to find everything just as it is now. >> they did return to the white house, winning the election. we continue our series on first ladies live monday night at 9:00 eastern on c-span, c-span3, c-span radio, and c-span.org.
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>> this week on "q & a," our guest is goldstein. >> tom goldstein, can you remember when you named scotus blog and why? >> i think it was the very first day when we imagined, hey, what if we created a website? my wife, amy, and i who is the editor and we used the initials of supreme court of the united states, there was this thing called blogging, we called scotus blog.

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